Burn Candles Longer

December 22, 2011

Q. Are there any tricks I can use to make my candles last longer?
A. There is a trick, and it’s so easy you’re gonna love it. Stick the candles in your freezer the day before you’re going to be burning them, and they’ll last almost twice as long because chilled wax takes longer to burn! Told you you’d love how easy it is. There’s a better chance your candles will burn straight down when they start out chilled instead of having the flame burn through one side.

Here’s another tip. Beeswax candles burn longer than paraffin candles so start with beeswax candles and you’ll automatically have longer burning candles. Plus, beeswax is a totally natural, clean burning material unlike paraffin that’s made from petroleum that can give off toxic fumes.

Next time your planning a romantic evening start with your candles in the freezer. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the night in pure candlelight!

Image: Kalyan Kanuri